An enraged customer in Lakewood, California recently punched a store cashier in the face after he apparently became upset that he didn't have enough money to buy a Swisher Sweets cigar. Reportedly, the man had only $1, but the cigar cost $1.41. The incident occurred around 1pm at a Chevron station, and was caught on camera.
The clerk commented, "He just says, 'Well, this is all I have...(expletive) whatever.' And I was like, 'You need to get out of the store.' I was like, 'I'm sorry.' And he tries to snatch it." Then the suspect punched her in the face, injuring her eye.
She added, "It just happened so fast. My reaction, I didn’t think he would hit me. And he just socks me."
LA County detectives say the man took off and none of the other customers intervened.